Leonard Baskin and Ted Hughes
THE ARTIST AND THE POET
In 1983 the poet laureate Ted Hughes and renowned American printmaker and sculptor Leonard Baskin, his collaborator for many years on illustrated books of Hughes's poems, took part in an audio recording in which they discussed their longstanding friendship and the nature of their work together.
The recording was made at the home of the Baskin family, then resident in
The video incorporates extracts from readings by Hughes of his own poems, as well as a mass of previously unseen photographs of the interlocutors, and extensive illustration from Baskin's prints and works of sculpture.
Premiered before an invited audience at
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